NTI CONDUCTS 2018 FIRST SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS
Mal. Bashir Mamman, Director Examinations
Mallam Bashir Mamman, the NTI Director of Examinations, has said that the quality of any examination results depends, to a large extent on the quality of the conduct of the examination. Mamman made the disclosure on Wednesday July 25, at the SMASE Centre, while briefing officers selected to monitor the conduct of the 2018 First Semester Examinations for Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE), Bachelors’ Degree Programmes(BDPs), Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and Advanced Diploma in Education (ADE) being run by the Institute through its Distance Learning system(DLS).
The Director who conducted the exercise alongside other NTI Directors, told the officers that the briefing is aimed, among others, at sensitising and reminding them of the Institute’s expectations on them ‘to be fully prepared towards a successful conduct.’ According to him, the monitors must ensure that examination halls were inspected, seats serially arranged, and the environment kept tidy in addition to thoroughly screening the candidates to ensure that they had paid the semester registration fees with evidence as well as possessing Identity Cards.
“Candidates must enter examination hall with writing materials only; All bags, books and other materials must be kept outside. No phones or handsets should be allowed into the examination halls. Invigilators, supervisors and monitors must ensure that candidates fill in the required information correctly on their answer booklets prior to opening of question papers. They must confirm the question paper envelops with the time table, to avoid opening a wrong question paper envelop”, he said.
Mamman stressed that Coordinators were only to engage invigilators of proven integrity, pointing out that they must be thoroughly briefed on detailed procedures and ethics of the examination.
“Special attention must also be given to PGDE examination centres and only most capable and competent hands should be posted to those centres; there must be adequate security for all examination materials; likewise, the invigilators, supervisors and monitors must also be very vigilant in handling security materials”, he said.